Archive for the 'Gear Reviews' Category

Jul 03 2009

Aquis Microfiber Adventure Towel

Aquis Microfiber Adventure Towel. Don’t Leave Home Without It.
Yes, that’s right, a towel.  It’s an item that receives little to no thought on many expeditions, however, it can provide an additional level of comfort in your travels.  My wife has had this funky hair towel for about ten or more years.  It’s an incredibly durable [...]

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Jun 18 2009

Spot - Satellite Personal Tracker - It could be a life saver.

Published by Michael Ladden under Gear Reviews

Drive the Globe is now equipped with this handy device called Spot.  It is cheap, easy to carry and definitely a gear item that brings piece of mind to those of us that often travel out of cell range or into areas far away from civilization. Their brief overview is as follows.
Nature, solitude, and fresh [...]

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Jun 11 2009

New ARB Fridge Freezer a Huge Improvement Over Old Model

Published by Michael Ladden under Gear Reviews

2009 ARB Fridge Freezer compared to ARB circa 2000 model.
Let me start by saying my old ARB fridge has been great, really excellent in fact. I have personally used it on numerous short trips, camping weekends and major overland journeys. This fridge saw temperatures in my truck reach 125 degrees in the middle of the [...]

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Jun 02 2009

Solar Panels- An Integral Part Of An Expedition Truck

Expedition vechicles usually have a myriad of both gadgets and equipment ticlehat can sap the power from your battery.  A frequent worry is battery failure due to electrical overload.
We usually use on board refrigerators, such as the ARB Freezer/Fridge, and while it’s very efficient, it will still drain power if the vehicle’s engine is off-such as in camp or while we [...]

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Apr 21 2009

Panasonic Toughbook CF-18 - Tough Enough For Drive The Globe

Published by Michael Ladden under Gear Reviews

Panasonic Toughbook CF 18- Recommended Expedition Gear
I spent two months in Africa in 2001. The vast majority of the time traveling I spent fighting with a broken lap top screen- a victim of rough roads and unforgiving conditions. Even though the machine was well protected within a Zero Halliburton aluminum case it still managed to get damaged [...]

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Mar 16 2009

Light Up With The BoGo Light

Published by Pat Macomber under Gear Reviews

                                  I learned of this product from an article in the NY Times and promply ordered one.  The Bogo Light ’project’ is a terrific way to get a good product and support efforts to improve the lives of people who do not have electricity and lighting.
For every Bogo Light purchased, they send a similar light to an organization of your [...]

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Mar 16 2009

Innovative Hardware Item

Published by Pat Macomber under Gear Reviews

Ok, I really like an innovative product that works.  I found one that is well designed and engineered:  The Nitize Figure 9- www.niteize.com 
How many times do you look for an anchor or tie down point for gear or anything that needs to be held together but knots just don’t seem to do the trick.  Either they fail to really hold the [...]

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Jan 24 2009

New Expedition ARB Vehicle Refrigerator

Published by Jim Leach under Gear Reviews

For those of you looking for a great fridge this new ARB unit has potential. It is not yet available in the USA but we are waiting to get our hands on a test unit. Probably the most exciting thing is the new hinge design that hopefully will solve the quirky old one that we [...]

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